When hanging artwork or framed photos in your home, do you often wonder if you are hanging them properly? We’ve got a few pro tips to offer!
A good rule of thumb is to place the center of the artwork 57”-60” from the floor. If you have a very large wall space, using a large piece of art will provide a great focal point. If you are placing art above furnishings, keep this into consideration. Center the art with your furnishings and not the wall! Hang approximately 3”-6” above the top of the furnishings and the bottom of the frame.
Do you have several small art pieces? Placing a small piece of art on a wide or tall wall looks unbalanced. A great way to use your smaller art is between two doorways or on a horizontally small wall.
One popular idea is to hang two or three smaller pictures in a vertical line. Here’s how you do it. Take your first piece of artwork and measure 57”-60” from the center of the piece. Hang this one first, as it begins your grouping. Then place your second piece above the first one. If using three as a grouping, hang the second one below the center artwork, and the third above. Staircases also offer an excellent showcase for smaller art by featuring a gallery wall. These should be placed along the staircase diagonally at 57”-60” from the bottom of each stair.
We hope this has been helpful. As always, if you are considering updating your wall art and need a little help, give the team at AHT Interiors a call!